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LOGANSPORT, Ind.–His age is not a deterrent. He sees it as an opportunity. 

That’s what Jonathan Nelms, 19, believes about his decision to run for Logansport City Council. Nelms is running as a Republican in the upcoming municipal election. 

He tells the Logansport Pharos-Tribune the “only qualification you need for public office is having an actual, genuine drive to represent the people.” 

A key priority for him will be economic development along with maintaining an overall positive life in Logansport. His family moved to Logansport nearly a decade ago and he said he’s loved it ever since. Nelms cares about fiscal responsibility and transparency. 

He also says that while he is young, he has “ample experience interacting with the people of Logansport–some of which he considers to be the best he’s ever met,” says the Pharos-Tribune. 

Nelms plans on attending Ivy Tech’s Logansport campus in the fall. 

Nelms, incumbent councilman at-large Matt Meagher and Logansport native Jake LeDonne are currently running for the Council’s two at-large seats. The top two vote-getters among the at-large candidates in the general election win the at-large seats. 

Current councilman at-large Terry Doran recently announced his bid for mayor last month. 

(PHOTO: Nelms At-Large)